Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Squirrel Nut Zippers Cover Jelly Roll Morton

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Squirrel Nut Zippers were by far the best band to come out of the 90's swing revival. Most others seemed to be more tongue in cheek or like caricatures of swing bands. Squirrel Nut Zippers always seemed to legitimately love the music they were playing, which is why they're still at it decades later. When you listen to their new single, "Animule Ball" (a cover of a 1938 song from Jelly Roll Morton), it's not a stretch to say that they're making the best music of their career now. "Animule Ball" is deeply rooted in jazz and ragtime, and it fits squarely in the current Americana craze going on right now. If you haven't listened to Squirrel Nut Zippers for the past twenty-plus years, you owe it to yourself to give this one a listen.

You can watch the Fleischer Studios inspired video for "Animule Ball" below. Lost Songs of Doc Souchon, the upcoming album from Squirrel Nut Zippers, will be out September 25. For more information on Squirrel Nut Zippers, be sure to check out their website.

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